Ringing on the Cape Peninsula
The aim of the ringing is to study survival and movements of Cape and Southern Masked Weavers on the Cape Peninsula, but all species that are caught are ringed. Anyone can come to watch or to learn to become a bird ringer. Ringing events on the Cape Peninsula are shown on the calendar. Ringing at Rondevlei is a fixed event (see more below). (If you are not familiar with Google Calendar, see hints below.)
Note: Most of my ringing is on Saturday mornings from sunrise until about mid morning, but you can come at any time. Many of the sites are in public areas with no facilities. Bring your own chair, hat, and refreshments. Ringing will be cancelled if it is raining.
Using this Google Calendar:
Ringing events - click on the event to see more details. If a locality is specified, click on "map" to open Google Maps and see the locality (the arrow shows where to park - the nets will be nearby).
Click on the arrow at the left top of the calendar to advance the months
If you have your own Google Calendar, you can click on a ringing event and then choose to add the event to your calendar.
Rondevlei ringingThe ringing at Rondevlei is geared to demonstrating ringing to the general public and is ideal for families with children - note that there is a small entry fee to Rondevlei.
Date & time: on the second Saturday of the month, 8am - about noon. Ringing will be cancelled if it is raining or during high winds.
This ringing is an Arocha project.
Results from ringing on the Cape PeninsulaSee under Gallery and Ringing on the Cape Peninsula here.
Ringing summaries from the Cape Peninsula
|The SAFRING pages listed below no longer function, but the retrap function does work (if you enter a valid ring number that has retrap data|
To see summaries from previous ringing sessions, choose a session in the table below. A new browser tab will open to show the summary, including a map with the ringing site. Click on the grey tabs just above the map to see the species totals and retraps.
If you see an interesting retrap, eg retrapped at a different site, copy the ring number and paste it below and hit 'Go' to see a record of the Retrap - the new browser tab will also show all retraps if there were more than one (not all retraps of one individual are shown on the Summary retrap page).
Ringing sessions (most recent listed first)
The summary pages are not available currently - ringers can login here and see their own ringing data. The retrap summaries above are still available if you know the ring number.
|28||2011-08-09||Diep R Waterford Reeds||Dieter||web|
|27||2011-08-07||Keyser R loop||Dieter||web|
|25||2011-07-29||Kirstenhof, Seven Sleepers Rd||Carol||web|
|24||2011-07-29||Sandvlei (Lakeside)||Sally & Carol||web|
|23||2011-07-31||Kirstenhof, Weir col||Dieter||web|
|20||2011-07-16||Zoar, Milner & Grey STr||Dieter||web|
|19||2011-07-09||Rondevlei||Carol & Dalton||web|
|18||2011-07-02||Intaka||Dieter, Sally, Carol, Cassy||web|
|16||Die Oog & Plumstead||Felicity||web|
|13||2011-06-18||Zoar vlei, Milner Str||Dieter||web|
|12||2011-06-12||Capricorn Beach & near Zoarvlei||Cassy||web|
|11||2011-06-11||Rondevlei N.R.||Cassy & Dalton||web|
|10||2011-06-05||Ottery R in Ottery, Epsom||Dieter||web|
|9||2011-06-04||Ottery R Springfield||Dieter||web|
|7||2011-05-18||Diep R Waterford Reeds||Dieter||web|
|4||2011-05-07||Zoar vlei, Milner Str (& Donegal Str)||Dieter||web|